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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 02, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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I bought some front guards this winter while my car was in storage and not accessible to me. Got the Z out a couple of weeks ago and decided to install the guards this weekend.

I installed rear guards about 3 years ago and it was very straight forward process bolting through predrilled holes in the trunk and clipping to the bumper. The Front guards looked like a similar installation process with a clip to the bumper and a straight bracket with a hole in it off the bottom of the guard. I assumed there would be a hole somewhere that these would line up with and just bolt them in place. No such luck. It looks like the front valence is the area for mounting but no holes are pre-drilled. Does this mean I have to drill holes in this valence myself? If so what is the proper measurement from center of car? Is this piece (valence) maybe an aftermarket re-pop that is missing these holes? It seems to be fairly flimsy and I am not so sure about its strength if I drill a hole through it. I may just pass on this installation and sell them. Hate to drill holes in the car just for front bumper guards.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 02, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 02, 08:12 AM
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Robert,
I do not know about 68 but I think the 69's may be the same procedure but different dimensions. The following dimensions are for 69 only. You should use the 68 factory assembly manual to get the dimension from the center of the bumper out to the vertical centerline of the bumper guard (7.85" on a 69) then use the bumper guard to locate the 13/32" hole. Hope this helps.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 02, 05:44 PM
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Front guards are same distance apart as rear guards, 20"
lower hole is 10 inches from center of valance panel, 3.5" down from opening in valance, measured along panel curve, 13/32" hole.
Guards were an option, so no holes were punched in the valance.

I installed mine in 67' and I think I either had an instruction sheet, or measured off a factory camaro for the width. The GM assy manual shows the height of the hole, not the width. But I'm pretty confident of my 10" figure.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old May 1st, 02, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys for the help.

I like the looks of the guards ...just don't know whether it is worth putting holes in the valence for them.

As for them being an option and thus no holes, does this apply for the rear guards too? Because there were 2 holes already in my trunk when I went to install these. Put in at the dealer?? or some subsequent owner? or were these from the factory? They sure looked like they may have been there from the factory and the install was simple as pie.

As for factory correct I only need the rears for a 68Z anyway....hmmmm maybe that is why the holes were there already...bumper guarsd installed at the factory.

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I think the rear bumper always came with the short ones. so the holes were used from the factory.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old May 1st, 02, 03:35 AM
 
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My 68 came from the factory with guards, but it does not have any now. Now that spring is here ( or so I thought. "It snowed yesterday)I am looking to find for the front and rear of my car.
What is a reasonable price for each pair of reproductions or originals? USD$/CDN$



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